The Giving Partner helps people make more informed decisions about giving based on in-depth information provided by nonprofits. Together with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and other funders, The Patterson Foundation supported bringing this unique tool to our region in Florida.
UPLIFT Florida Network is a hub organization created to connect people, organizations, and communities in Florida so we can all thrive in community. The Patterson Foundation strengthened this effort by investing in consulting support to provide facilitation and strategic guidance for the creation and operation of UPLIFT Florida Network and its villages, which are community-based organizations characterized by neighbors helping neighbors.
The Patterson Foundation shared the unique public-private partnership story of Southwest Florida's Patriot Plaza with dignitaries from across the country in November 2014 during the Veterans Legacy Summit. Leaders from the government, military, philanthropy, national veterans-serving organizations, and others supporting veterans came together to share ideas, learn about unique partnerships such as Patriot Plaza, challenge assumptions, and push the boundaries of potential to honor our nation's heroes.